History VideoGame / Fez

16th Jun '17 4:26:29 PM MetaFour
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* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Geezer talks and writes this way. "Today is special day!"

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* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Geezer Just about everyone but Dot talks and writes this way. a bitů off, grammatically. "Today is special day!"day!"
* InterchangeableAntimatterKeys: A single-use key fits all the locks.
* InterfaceScrew
* ItemGet: The main character does a victory pose when acquiring a cube or other item.
* InUniverseGameClock: Most outdoor areas have a day-night cycle, with each lasting about five minutes. This is significant because clues to certain puzzles are only visible at night. There's also a literal clock tower in the game, which is involved in a particular WaitingPuzzle.



* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Just about everyone but Dot talks a bitů off, grammatically.
* InterchangeableAntimatterKeys: A single-use key fits all the locks.
* InterfaceScrew
* ItemGet: The main character does a victory pose when acquiring a cube or other item.


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** One area has a door that's only visible at night while it's closed. And it needs a password to open. And it leads to a mine. Clearly someone is a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fan.
16th Jun '17 3:56:29 PM MetaFour
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* CrypticBackgroundReference: Much of the backstory of the world is never outright stated, just implied by various artwork and architecture.


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* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Geezer talks and writes this way. "Today is special day!"
15th Jun '17 11:45:43 AM MetaFour
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** The two ending cutscenes are basically [[spoiler:the two halves of ''Film/PowersOfTen'']], reinterpreted for a blocky video game universe, with some bits of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' thrown in to boot.



* NewGamePlus: Finishing the game grants this, which comes with [[spoiler:all speech and non-puzzle signs in English and a first-person ability (that allows the player to see the world from Gomez's eyes).]]

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* NewGamePlus: NewGamePlus:
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Finishing the game grants this, which comes with [[spoiler:all speech and non-puzzle signs in English and a first-person ability (that allows the player to see the world from Gomez's eyes).]]
** Finishing the game after collecting all the cubes ''and'' all the anti-cubes gives another layer of this. [[spoiler:Gomez receives a pair of 3D glasses, and unlocks the option to view the entire game in stereoscopic 3D.
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** The library from ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' makes an appearance. A well in one area looks suspiciously like a [[spoiler:[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros warp pipe]], which leads to a sewer area with a UsefulNotes/GameBoy color palette and style--and a nearby foundry rendered in UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy red palette.]] A poster in Gomez's house appears to be the title screen from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' with the text removed. As well, the weird owls and various characters' wariness of them, along with a room with walls covered in red curtains could be a ShoutOut to ''Series/TwinPeaks''.

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** The library from ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' makes an appearance.
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A well in one area looks suspiciously like a [[spoiler:[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros warp pipe]], which leads to a sewer area with a UsefulNotes/GameBoy color palette and style--and a nearby foundry rendered in UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy red palette.]] ]]
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A poster in Gomez's house appears to be the title screen from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' with the text removed. removed.
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As well, the weird owls and various characters' wariness of them, along with a room with walls covered in red curtains could be a ShoutOut to ''Series/TwinPeaks''.''Series/TwinPeaks''.
** A few references to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': The first ending cutscene has visuals reminiscent of the film's trippy Stargate sequence. And one of the [[spoiler:red heart cube]] puzzles involves a black monolith.
15th Jun '17 11:15:48 AM MetaFour
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* AcidPool: The green liquid in the sewer area. Unlike normal water in the game, it kills Gomez on contact.



** That ''Twin Peaks''-inspired house with the red curtains inside. You walk into the house in one area, look around, and see there's nothing inside but the door you entered through--but when you leave, you emerge in a completely different area.



* LiftOfDoom: The second half of the Foundry room with the rising lava: you ride atop a platform floating on the lava, and have to dodge obstacles as you ascend.



* RiseToTheChallenge: One of the Foundry rooms features rising lava. The first half of the room involves tricky vertical platforming to escape.



** The library from ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' makes an appearance. A well in one area looks suspiciously like a [[spoiler:[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros warp pipe]], which leads to an area with a UsefulNotes/GameBoy color palette and style.]] A poster in Gomez's house appears to be the title screen from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' with the text removed. As well, the weird owls and various characters' wariness of them, along with a room with walls covered in red curtains could be a ShoutOut to ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
** Special mention also goes to the Foundry area, which is rendered in UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy super red.

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** The library from ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' makes an appearance. A well in one area looks suspiciously like a [[spoiler:[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros warp pipe]], which leads to an a sewer area with a UsefulNotes/GameBoy color palette and style.style--and a nearby foundry rendered in UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy red palette.]] A poster in Gomez's house appears to be the title screen from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' with the text removed. As well, the weird owls and various characters' wariness of them, along with a room with walls covered in red curtains could be a ShoutOut to ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
** Special mention also goes to the Foundry area, which is rendered in UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy super red.
''Series/TwinPeaks''.
29th May '17 10:16:31 PM nombretomado
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After initially releasing the game on XboxLive, ''Fez'' went multiplatform on May 1, 2013, with the release of a [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] version of the game. Fish [[http://en.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1aj74m/i_am_phil_fish_cocreator_of_fez_ask_me_anything/ said]] that [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] [[UsefulNotes/MacOS OS X]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} Linux]] versions would eventually follow, but the release date was still to be decided. The game later came out on [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]], and UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}} on March 25, 2014. There was also to be a sequel to the game, simply titled ''Fez II''. However, in late July of 2014, after being insulted by Marcus Beer a.k.a. the "Annoyed Gamer", Phil Fish exploded into a [[CreatorBreakdown very angry tirade on Twitter]], and then outright [[ArtistDisillusionment quit]] the entire video game industry and cancelled ''Fez II''.

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After initially releasing the game on XboxLive, UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade, ''Fez'' went multiplatform on May 1, 2013, with the release of a [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] version of the game. Fish [[http://en.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1aj74m/i_am_phil_fish_cocreator_of_fez_ask_me_anything/ said]] that [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac]] [[UsefulNotes/MacOS OS X]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} Linux]] versions would eventually follow, but the release date was still to be decided. The game later came out on [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]], and UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}} on March 25, 2014. There was also to be a sequel to the game, simply titled ''Fez II''. However, in late July of 2014, after being insulted by Marcus Beer a.k.a. the "Annoyed Gamer", Phil Fish exploded into a [[CreatorBreakdown very angry tirade on Twitter]], and then outright [[ArtistDisillusionment quit]] the entire video game industry and cancelled ''Fez II''.
9th Apr '17 5:08:53 AM dotchan
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* {{Metroidvania}}

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* {{Metroidvania}}{{Metroidvania}}: One that uses figuring out the rules of the world as much as getting additional powers to advance.
8th Jan '17 11:52:55 AM epoxy
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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens The Star Gate is made of concentric rings that whirl around as it activates. It's an obvious ShoutOut to the machine from ''Film/{{Contact}''.

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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: The [[spoiler: Star Gate Gate]] is made of concentric rings that whirl around as it activates. It's an obvious ShoutOut to the machine from ''Film/{{Contact}''.''Film/{{Contact}}''.
8th Jan '17 11:51:49 AM epoxy
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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens The Star Gate is made of concentric rings that whirl around as it activates. It's an obvious ShoutOut to the machine from ''Film/{{Contact}''.
2nd Dec '16 8:31:37 PM billybobfred
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* GuideDangIt: Unless you're a rocket scientist working at NASA, your chances of finding everything in this game without a walkthrough are slim to none. One of the puzzles has a dozen obtuse hints scattered throughout the game as text, one of the puzzles requires translation from [[spoiler: binary to ASCII]], and one was so tough to even figure out that it was just brute-forced. A few theories as to how it was supposed to be solved have surfaced, but whatever it actually is, Fish isn't talking.

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* GuideDangIt: Unless you're a rocket scientist working at NASA, your chances of finding everything in this game without a walkthrough are slim to none. One of the puzzles has a dozen obtuse hints scattered throughout the game as text, one of the puzzles requires translation from [[spoiler: binary to ASCII]], and one was so tough to even figure out that it was just brute-forced. A few theories as to how it was supposed to be solved have surfaced, but whatever it actually is, Fish isn't talking.



** Actually, the [[spoiler: Binary code]] puzzle in the [[spoiler: observatory]] can also simple be solved by [[spoiler: repeating the left and right flashes of the star on the triggers]].
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10th Jun '16 6:28:57 AM jormis29
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** And the creator at some point confirmed that not all of the puzzles had been solved. Some new behaviors were discovered after decompiling the PC version, there are a few puzzle hints that are not attached to any known puzzle, and nobody has any idea what the "crop circles" mean. Since then, all of them seem to have been solved, though.

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** And the creator at some point confirmed that not all of the puzzles had been solved. Some new behaviors were discovered after decompiling the PC version, there are a few puzzle hints that are not attached to any known puzzle, and nobody has any idea what the "crop circles" "{{crop circles}}" mean. Since then, all of them seem to have been solved, though.
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